TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You have been found. You are no longer lost. Follow me like a child leaping from one of daddy’s footprints to the next. I will never lead you astray, leave you nor forsake you.
THE IMPORTANCE OF EXODUS
Exodus is one of the most important books of the Bible because it defines the features of Israel’s identity. The structure, hierarchy and traditions of that nation are formed in this book. This blueprint is essential to understand how God dealt with the Jewish people then and us as Christians today.
It works something like this: God says, “I am your God. You are my people.” Period. The Lord had plans for the Jews as a people, just as He has plans for you and I individually. Then He says. “I have chosen you. Our new covenant is that I’m bringing you out. It’s how we’re going to live together.” That, my friend, is the promise of upgrade.
God let them know He not only brought them out of slavery in Egypt, but He would continue bringing them out of dark places, relationships, actions and mindsets, then put them on the path to trusting Him until they could fight for themselves.
This is defined in such an epic way, it’s the model for us today. It’s the story of those defining moments that change our lives. Moments when we realize:
I’m lost. This is not good,
I don’t know what’s going to happen.
I am living in the wrong world.
I am a man of unclean lips.
I HAVE TO BE DELIVERED.
Just as the Jews needed a deliverer to free them from the evil of Pharaoh, you and I today have slave masters of addiction, debt, depression, unhealthy relationships – heck, we’re just messed up. We need a deliverer just like they did.
Exodus shows God has a plan for you. He is in covenant with you. He is your provider and deliverer. Redemption requires a new identity. Let Him define yours today.
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will… – Ephesians 1:5
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE DELIVERED FROM WHATEVER YOU ARE ENSNARED BY. GOD HAS PROMISED TO BRING YOU OUT. LET HIM.
From my sermon series EXODUS